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Please Don’t Wear Google Glass on a Date, Says Google

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Google has published a do’s and dont’s etiquette guide with hints for wearing Google Glass, the company’s head-mounted optical computer, in public. The international megacorporation gently reminds its users (I’m sorry, I can’t use the phrase “Glass Explorer” without my entire body breaking out in hives) that the device will attract questions from strangers, being that it makes you look like an evil cyborg from the future. With that in mind, here’s what the guide suggests: “If you’re worried about someone interrupting that romantic dinner at a nice restaurant with a question about Glass, just take it off and put it around the back of your neck or in your bag.”

Hey. Here’s a thought. If you are enjoying a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant, maybe don’t wear Glass in the first place. I don’t pretend to be a member of the chosen post-human elite, but I can’t help but think that a brief conversation with a third party wouldn’t be half as distracting as the facial hardware that’s separating you from your date.

As a general rule, it seems that Google doesn’t have much faith in the social skills of their customer base, considering the rest of the tips they offer. For example:

1) “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.”

2) Don’t “be creepy or rude.”

How about some dating advice for those of us without Glass?

1) “Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.”

2) Don’t “be creepy or rude.”